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Question For Employment Lawyers About Wrongful Sexual Harassment?
As Of Tuesday 8/18/09 I Was Suspended From Work For Serious Charges As My Boss Put It. Yesterday I Reported To The Office For A Conference Call With The Head Of Human Resources And Found Out The Charges Were About Sexual Harassment On An Associate I Work With. So Here Is My Story. There Is An Associate I Work With As I'Ve Mentioned Above. She Has Accused Me Of Making Sexual Advances Toward Her,If Not More In The Work Place. She Says She Has 4 Witness' That Witnessed These Events At Work. Although From Personally Being There,None Of These Witness' Were Ever Around When She Spoke To Me When Passed Through That Area On A Patrol Or To Respond To A Call In That Area. As Of Lately,Rumors Have Spread Very Quickly Through The Store About The Two Of Us Having Sex,Me Being Obsessed With Her,Constantly Asking Her Out On Dates,And The List Goes On. So I Began Ignoring Her And Any Calls She Made Completely. Soon After,It Got To The Point Where Whenever She Ran Into On Patrol,She Would Ask Questions Like,Have I Done Something Wrong To You?, Why Don'T You Talk To Me?, What Happened To You And Why Have You Changed? I Have Reported Every One Of These Incidents To My Fellow Lp Officers In The Camera Room Every Time It Happened. From That Point On, She Started Staring At Me Every Time I Passed By Or Was In The Area. So I Asked My Fellow Lpo To Watch Her On The Camera,He Said &Quot;Dude,This Is Starting To Look Like Border Line Obsession.&Quot; The More I Ignored Her The Harder She Tried To Get My Attention. So When Things Didn'T Go Her Way,She Played The Sexual Harassment Card. So,I Denied All Accusations At My Meeting And They Thought It Was A Load Of B.S. After Doing A Little Investigating Of My Own,I Found Out Not Only Was She Married,But As Done This To Few Lp Officers Before I Got There. So She'S Been Known For Doing This. As For Her Witness' I Is Her Sister-In-Law And The Other 3 Are Very Good Friends Of Hers And Knew About This As Well And Are Lying For Her Now. This Has Happened To A Friend Of Mine A Few Months Ago. They Took The Same Steps With Him Even Though The Women Both Consented To The Sexual Joking. They Fired Him For Sexual Harassment ,But When He Got The Letter Of Termination,It Never Once Mentioned That Was There Reason For Termination But It'S On His Record Now. And Now The Same Thing Is Being Done To Me. The Company Never Did An Investigation On Him And Probably Won'T With Me Even Though I Have Quite A Bit Of Proof. And My Last But Not Least My Company Plays Favorites And I Don'T Think It'S Fair When I Am Literally The Only African-American Male Working In The Entire Store. So My Question Is,Since I Will Be Terminated Very Soon From Sexual Harassment,Do I Have Enough To Put Up A Fight In The Matter And Is This Something That May Be Worth Pursuing In Court? This Has Gone For Too Long And Something Needs To Be Done About It Since Our Company Won'T Defend Us. I Have Also Found Out From Another Reliable Source That I Was Also Accused Of Threatening To Beat My Co-Worker With A Baton If I Ever Caught Him Talking To Her Again
Thanks In Advance For Your Answers
You know, when you think about it, SHE was sexually harassing YOU! Man it galls me that only men are punished for this. Women are more than capable of it too, and she clearly was doing it to you, including creating a hostile work environment through slander.
While many states are considered "at-will" (meaning you can be fired for no reason at all at a whim) one of the exceptions is sexual harassment and defamation of character. It may be possible to sue for wrongful termination. It may also be possible to sue her individually for defamation and collect damages as a result of the loss of employment. I don't know what state you are, but your local department of labor might have some more specific advice and/or options. Get in touch with them and retain an attorney for yourself.
EDIT: If race seems to be an issue here (that is, they are being biased against your word because they are racist) heck, go for it. Race is also a exception to at-will too. This is CA's labor department link, and may be useful to you: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileDisc...
Are You Impressed By Attorneys?
That They Got Into Law School, Endured It, And Are Now Attorneys?
Why Or Why Not?
I'm guessing you are planning to be or are one. Well I'm currently doing a Law degree and I am fascinated by attorneys and lawyers to be honest.
It requires dedication and an awful lot of hard work. And no not all lawyers are liars like the other answerer said. My lecturer is a human rights lawyer and she sure isn't a liar, there are good lawyers as well.
Have a nice day :)
When Working In A Law Firm Not As An Attorney But In Other Capacities I Have Observed That Most Attorneys Are?
Very Serious Minded With Little Deviation From Being &Quot;Strickly Business.&Quot; What Makes Them Like This? Is It Law School Or Precisely What? They Hardly Ever Laugh. They Seem Tense For The Most Part, Why?
First of all, everyone at law firms has generally been tense for over a year because of all of the layoffs, salary freezes, paycuts, prospects of additional layoffs resulting in the loss of their job which all stem from the recession.
In general, lawyers generate revenue for the firm by performing work for the firm's clients and charging the clients by the hour or increment of an hour down measured in tenths of an hour (6 minute intervals). The number of hours they bill to clients is largely how they are valued and evaluated by the law firm so the pressure to bill lots of hours (often over 2,400 hours a year) is quite high. On top of that, just like most employees, they have administrative work, have to attend continuing legal education classes, and have to read professional journals and attend seminars to keep abreast of current legal issues in their practice area. That leaves very little time in the workday to be idle or relax, and most of them would rather spend what little time is left in the day to attend to or enjoy their personal lives outside the office.
Who Decides International Law?
I Thought It Was The Un...But Is It Another Group?
Someone Told Me That Every Country Breaks International Laws All The Time. Is That True?
International law is determined by treaties signed by various nations as well as accepted 'common practices.' (The UN cannot make any 'international laws.)
For example military conflict is based on the 'Laws and Customs of War.' In international law common practice typically overrules the written rule. (Somethng that should concern everybody is the use of 'human shields' has become so common that it may cease to be a war crime.)
And the breaking (or non breaking) of international law tends to lie in the eye of the beholder. For example - international law expressely requires that combatants remove civilians from areas subject to military attack, However the use of 'human shields' has become common to the point where Israel gets accused of a 'war crime' when one of their bombs set of a stockpile of rockets stored in the basement of an occupied apartment building.
Question For A &Quot;Corporate Paralegal&Quot;?
How Did You Break Into &Quot;Corporate Paralegal&Quot; And What Does Your Job Entail?
I Am A Paralegal For A Law Firm Specializing In Debt Collection (Yuck) When Looking For Jobs, The Perks To The Title Of &Quot;Corporate Paralegal&Quot; Seem Awesome, Salaries Up To 75K And Crazy Benefits...How Did You Do It, How Can I Break Into That Field I Only Have Experience In Debt Collection-3 Years
Corporate paralegals can work for law firms, but generally work for in-house legal departments of private companies. First things first, do you live in an area where a lot of private businesses - and preferably corporate offices/headquarters of private businesses - are located? This is where jobs of this type will most likely be.
Education and experience are your best path to obtaining a job as a corporate paralegal. Most companies that will pay salaries in the 75K range, especially those in big cities, will most likely be looking for a candidate with a bachelor's degree, an ABA approved paralegal certificate and several years of relevant experience.
Does the firm you work for practice any other types of law? Can you gain experience in document management, business law or commercial transactions? Can you offer to cross-train in another area at your firm to gain more experience? Can you volunteer for a legal aid agency to gain more experience? If you can learn employment, litigation, or intellectual property law, for example, you could use those skills to move on to an in-house job.
You say you currently work in debt collection so you will need to expand your knowledge base, but you may already have more skills than you realize. Think about what kind of tasks you currently perform. Do you prepare pleadings, perform research, or do any tasks that could be considered litigation? If so, then you may be able to segue (when the job market is better!) into an entry-level job with a private company and work your way up.
Another idea - try getting a job in a private company as an executive assistant or legal secretary. Believe it or not, sometimes these jobs actually pay more than paralegal salaries.
How Does Someone Locate A Lawyer Who Works On Retainer At A Reasonable Fee?
I Belong To A Legal Service Where I Get Legal Advice As Needed But This Is Not Adequate For My Needs. It Would Work Out Better If I Had An Atty I Can Call And Whom Could Have My Best Interest And Direct Me On Legal Issues As Needed. Is This Asking Too Much. Is This A High Price Service?
I don't honestly know the pricing on something like that, but there is a website you should check out, it's
what you do is you enter your information, name, phone number, email, etc, what state you're in and then you pick what category of law you are interested in. there is a space to type exactly what help you need, and then all attorney's who work in that area are sent your info, and then they contact you with pricing, and you can choose from there if you want to use one of those attorneys. it's important to put in the correct info as far as where you're located, and what exactly you want the attorney for so that they can find you the best matches...they even have a part where you pick the price range you'd like to go with. it's definitely worth checking out...after all, even if it doesn't help, you're no worse off than you are now.